User-friendly custom fields with Meta Boxes in WordPress

  • Knowledge needed: PHP, experience with WordPress
  • Requires: WordPress
  • Project Time: 30 minutes

In a previous tutorial I talked about Post Formats, a new feature introduced in WordPress 3.1. A Post Format is a piece of meta information that can be assigned to individual posts and used by a theme to customise the presentation of those posts. I also discussed the current limitations of Post Formats in WordPress when compared to services like Tumblr. With Tumblr, whichever Post Format you select determines the form fields youre presented with. In Wordpress, by default, you only have the title and post editor fields.

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